Monday, 26 February 2018

Awards for Grandchildren

Not for you, but if you have a student grandchildren in Ontario with an interest in family history they should know about OGS student essay awards.

Dr. Don Brearley Genealogical Essay Competition is open to Ontario Secondary School Students enrolled in Grade 11 or 12 in the current academic year. Students may submit an essay of 1000-5000 words discussing the family history of an individual who is no longer living but who lived in your community. This person can be anyone, including a member of your family, early settler, etc. The essay needs to include at least three generations for the chosen persons family. All sources must be properly cited and the essay should include a variety of sources, both primary and secondary. The prize is $500.00 and a free one-year student membership in The Ontario Genealogical Society. The student’s essay will be published in the OGS journal, Families. The deadline for submission is 5:00 pm on April 1, 2018.

Mike Brede Genealogical Essay Competition is open to any full-time student in a university or community college who is either a resident of Ontario or attending an Ontario university or community college. Students may submit an essay of 1000-5000 words on a topic from within a given Family History. The Family chosen must have some connection to Ontario, and at least three generations must be included. The prize is $500.00 and a free one-year student membership in The Ontario Genealogical Society. The student’s essay will be published in the OGS journal, Families. The deadline for submission is 5:00 pm on April 1, 2018.

Opinion. Essay competitions are so 20th, even 19th century. A lack of submissions bears testimony.
OGS could open up the scope for other media.
OGS could recognize that many young people are immigrants without Ontario genealogy.

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